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Am I planning to visit New Zealand at the wrong time?

 
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Jan 22, 2017 17:33 |  #16

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There certainly were autumn colors on NZ South Island in April.

The plans I ended up going with have me leaving NZ late March!


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Jan 31, 2017 05:11 |  #17

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The plans I ended up going with have me leaving NZ late March!

I think you have picked a good time. I lived in the Sourth Island NZ for a year and have revisited as a tourist. The NZ Autumn (March April) is a quiet time and the colours of introduces species such as poplar and willow should be good see Autumn in New Zealand (external link). You may find this useful too: 5 Best places to visit for autumn colors. (external link)


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Jan 31, 2017 07:19 |  #18

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I think you have picked a good time. I lived in the Sourth Island NZ for a year and have revisited as a tourist. The NZ Autumn (March April) is a quiet time and the colours of introduces species such as poplar and willow should be good see Autumn in New Zealand (external link). You may find this useful too: 5 Best places to visit for autumn colors. (external link)

I will be needing NZ March 24. My understanding was that by that time, it's still too early for autumn colours?


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Jan 31, 2017 11:53 |  #19

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I will be needing NZ March 24. My understanding was that by that time, it's still too early for autumn colours?

You may be lucky, it depends on the season. Some of the gorges and sheltered locations get early frost which triggers the onset of leaf colour changes.

Have a great trip and then post your masterpieces here :-)


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Feb 20, 2017 08:35 |  #20

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I will be needing NZ March 24. My understanding was that by that time, it's still too early for autumn colours?


I'm heading to NZ in late feb and staying to mid march.

Recommendation #1: consult the locals. Contact some local NZ Clubs, photo forums etc about when and where might be the best time to capture what you are after. In every country, fall colours appear in different regions and altitudes at diff times. Time of year can be irrelevant.

I've never been to NZ before, but will go again soon. It's so close to home I can't believe I haven't been before.

If I were you, having booked the trip already, I wouldn't be too worried about missing the fall colours and would be concentrating on what will be available: Locations, tide, weather, sunset, sunrise and moonset, moonrise. Those are the things that will help to ensure you have a successful photographic expedition.

Also research and get some practice in on how to shoot effectively with only a couple of the lenses and filters you have.


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May 03, 2017 21:09 |  #21

Autumn colours usually mid/end of april these days.

March isnt terrible but you are unlikely to get much snow or flowers or autumn stuff etc.

its good for MW pics too


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May 03, 2017 21:51 |  #22

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The plans I ended up going with have me leaving NZ late March!

So, Kaitlyn - how was it?

I'd love to see some of the images from your NZ trip.

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May 16, 2017 09:10 |  #23

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its good for MW pics too

What's MW?


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May 16, 2017 09:12 |  #24

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So, Kaitlyn - how was it?

I'd love to see some of the images from your NZ trip.

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New Zealand was FANTASTIC! I've started posting some of the photos to my Instagram (in my opinion, some of the photos I still need to post I love far more! :) )
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I also put together a video of my trip, mostly drone footage:


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May 16, 2017 12:59 as a reply to  @ kaitlyn2004's post |  #25

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What a fun video!

And what a great trip it must have been. You are quite the adventurer!

Did you happen to see any herds of Red Deer? Specifically, did you see any in areas that seemed like they might provide dramatic wildlife images if photographed at the time of the year when they are in the rut? I mean like beautiful mountain backdrops and that sort of thing.

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May 16, 2017 14:42 |  #26

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What a fun video!

And what a great trip it must have been. You are quite the adventurer!

Did you happen to see any herds of Red Deer? Specifically, did you see any in areas that seemed like they might provide dramatic wildlife images if photographed at the time of the year when they are in the rut? I mean like beautiful mountain backdrops and that sort of thing.

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I'm... I'm not sure I saw a single deer? haha, plenty of sheep though!


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May 16, 2017 16:50 |  #27

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New Zealand was FANTASTIC! I've started posting some of the photos to my Instagram (in my opinion, some of the photos I still need to post I love far more! :) )
https://www.instagram.​com/kmexplores/ (external link)

I also put together a video of my trip, mostly drone footage:

We've not long returned from NZ either and like you thought it was fantastic.

I've posted a few images on different threads but still have loads to go through!

One of the highlights was going to a nieces wedding at Wanaka - the service was outside, on a glorious day, with the mountains as a backdrop. Breathtaking!

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May 16, 2017 22:36 |  #28

Chris L F wrote in post #18356312 (external link)
We've not long returned from NZ either and like you thought it was fantastic.

I've posted a few images on different threads but still have loads to go through!

One of the highlights was going to a nieces wedding at Wanaka - the service was outside, on a glorious day, with the mountains as a backdrop. Breathtaking!

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I wish I spent more time in Wanaka. I think I would have really liked it... sort of reminds me of Queenstown but not AS touristy. At least that was my sense!


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May 22, 2017 21:45 |  #29

Yeah Wanaka is much more chilled. QT is a zoo, sadly all year round.

Might one day move to Wanaka or perhaps lake hawea.


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